September 30, 2010
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid Facts
Vern K. Smith, PhD
This report finds that Medicaid enrollment increased by nearly 6 million people between the start of the recession in December 2007 and December 2009. In December 2009, 48.5 million people were enrolled in state Medicaid programs, an increase of 1.6 million over June 2009 and 3.7 million over December 2008, an annual growth rate of 8.2 percent. State-by-state totals included in the Medicaid enrollment report show every state experienced a year-to-year increase.